Ark Royal

Ark Royal Review

If you wish for peace, prepare for war.
-Royal Navy Motto

Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye.

But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons. Ark Royal and her mismatched crew must go on the offensive, buying time with their lives. And yet, with a drunkard for a Captain, an over-ambitious first officer and a crew composed of reservists and the dregs of the service, do they have even the faintest hope of surviving...

...and returning to an Earth which may no longer be there?

Title:Ark Royal
Edition Language:English

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  • John Welch

    I saw the reviews on this on the amazon.co.uk kindle store, and then saw it was top of the SF chart, so thought it was worth a read. Although I enjoyed it, I definitely think the large volume of 5*s i...

  • David

    You'll see most reviews of this book referring to Battlestar Galactica, and it's pretty obvious why. A great big obsolete starship has been sitting around collecting the dregs of the fleet, with a was...

  • Carl Bussema

    If you review this without referencing Battlestar Galactica, you're clearly doing it wrong.Let's give the author the benefit of the doubt and say "homage" instead of "ripoff," because I think it would...

  • Rob Mason

    I really struggled whether or not to go with two or three stars, but couldn't justify three.Overall the storyline is pretty interesting, but the problem with it is it feels skin deep. The author could...

  • Stephen Plumbley

    I was looking for something to read and stumbled across this $3 sci-fi space opera. How could I go wrong? The idea of the story is a good one, but there were some serious questions that kept popping u...

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    I include this on my space opera shelf but don't let that mislead you. This is an excellent read.The old Ark Royal is a relic of the past. It's one of the first of the "Space Carries" in the Royal Spa...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Ark Royal feels very much like a self published book; the pacing is off, characters thin, info dumps egregious, and action/d...

  • Chris Randall

    Like all Christopher Nuttall books, this is a fairly good story, but told with absolutely terrible writing. Mr. Nuttall's writing doesn't have the gross grammatical and spelling errors that normally p...

  • Brandon

    Great funWhat a refreshingly fun sci fi yarn. If we are being honest, this is essentially Battlestar Gallactica, but in a near Earth timeline. The character development doesn't come close to James SA ...

  • Dan

    A good read. I look forward to the rest of the series....